Rockets forward Trevor Ariza said Monday that he has been suspended one game by the NBA for throwing a forearm at Toronto's DeMar DeRozan in Sunday's loss to the Raptors.
"It was a heat of the moment thing," Ariza said. "I lost my composure for a second. I got my penalty and I'll do whatever I have to do. I'm just trying to move past it and move forward. I look forward to watching my team play tomorrow and then playing against Denver."
Ariza is expected to sit out Tuesday’s game against Detroit at Toyota Center.
Ariza is the Rockets' second-leading scorer, averaging 17 points per game.